About Us

Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild

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This page is about us.We are a group of enthusiasts who share an interest in all aspects of sewing and textiles. We arrange a varied programme each year and try to cater for all tastes and levels of ability. We meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month either for a workshop or talk. We also have Bring & Stitch sessions.
Our meetings are held in All Hallows Centre, Greenhill Road, Mossley Hill L18 6JJ.

Workshops 10-4pm, Bring & Stitch 11am-1pm, Talks 2-4pm.

(see Merseyside Embroiderers Guild Programme for further details)

We enjoy visits to national textile collections, and shows such as Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate. We have summer and Christmas tea parties with traders, stalls, members’ work and displays of interesting textile items.
We exhibit regularly in local galleries and other venues such as Liverpool Town Hall, St George’s Hall, Victoria Gallery , Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and Sefton Palm House. We have a thriving Young Embroiderers’ group which meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Y.E. members also accept commissions, exhibit work and are successful at winning individual and group competitions.
We are just one branch of a national network of embroiderers’ with Embroiderers’ Guild HQ at Bucks County Museum, Buckinghamshire.  The Guild works to promote and safe guard our national heritage of embroidery and has charitable status.


20 Responses to About Us

  1. Sally Lewis says:

    Good morning

    I have been passed a copy of your poster for the coach trip to the NEC on 16 March. I am a member of the All Hallows Patchwork Group and have emailed it to our members. Can you let me know who we should contact if we wish to purchase tickets?

    Many thanks

    • Hilary says:

      Hi Sally,
      Happy to have members of All Hallows Patchwork Group join us on the coach trip to NEC, Birmingham. I have emailed you with the details of who you need to contact and hope to see you soon
      Best wishes, Hilary

  2. olive halsall says:


  3. avril brodey says:

    I am recently retired and have always been interested in textiles, knitting, embroidery, etc. When is your next meeting- June? I should like to attend

    Many thanks

    Avril Brodey

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Avril,
      Thanks for getting in touch with Merseyside E.G. You would be most welcome at our next meeting on 18th June. From 11am to 1pm we have Bring & Stitch, an informal gathering of members who bring some embroidery, and have a chat and a cup of tea. Then from 2pm to 4pm we will have a talk by some embroiderers from Macclesfield who will show us their latest projects.We would love to see you at either or both of these events. And don’t forget that we also have our 60 Glorious Years exhibition in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral from 28th May to 3rd June- that will be well worth a visit,
      Best wishes, Hilary

  4. olive halsall says:

    To all organisers of the March 19th meeting
    This entailed our usual friendly chatter and sewing ,lots to see and talk about .
    After lunch we had an amazing afternoon with a guest speaker ,Rachel Howard .
    It was a brilliant day .
    My thanks to the commitee and everyone concerned with the event .

    Thanks again

  5. olive halsall says:

    Recently retired ,always enjoyed and had an interest in textiles
    Would like to join a group of like minded people for inspiration learning and company
    Please may I join you at your next meeting
    Think it will be this coming Saturday ,March 14th at All Hallows Church

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Olive,
      Delighted to hear from you. Please come along on Saturday 14th March, you will be made most welcome,

      • olive halsall says:

        Well it has been over 6months now since I joined the guild.
        So very glad I did ,made most welcome very happy relaxed atmosphere ,always lots going on amazing new sewing and crafts to do and learn .Days out workshops and visitors to the group showing their style of sewing ect
        Exciting programme to look forward too in 2016.

  6. Vicky says:

    Lovely lively pictures of Saturday; amazing that we all completed one flower, even me with a duff machine!

  7. miss janet gillings says:

    i am very interested in embroidery and have been looking everywhere on the internet to learn embroidery. i am 52yrs of age and would like to learn how to embroider, if possible could you email me with more information about your groups and how to become a member. i would be so grateful to you if you could . yours sincerly j gillings.

    • h1lary** says:

      Thank you for getting in touch with Merseyside Embroiderers Guild. We will reply to you personally with info about the Branch,

  8. Vicky says:

    Lovely to be reminded of 2008 and all the work that went into that event making the day so special for Merseyside. Thanks for putting up the report.

  9. Vicky says:

    I’ve just read the latest account of Ruby’s charity; wonderful to hear about. The ladies in Bangledash fulfilled a special order for me this Christmas, a waistcoat embroidered with large and small hippos. These animals are a favourite of my daughter’s but the ladies had no knowledge of such beasts. Ruby took a drawing I found when she went out last October and the waistcoat was here well in time for present giving. My daughter loved it and was very touched by the care taken with the work. Thank you Ruby and all your ladies.

  10. Vicky says:

    The YE piece looks very exciting, so many different methods and media. Can’t wait to see the finished picture. Will there be monsters?

  11. Vicky says:

    Great to see the link to Empress Mills. More of a similar nature please. So much easier to shop until my finger drops!

  12. Karen Scott says:

    Loving the new website. Fantastic to be able to see the incredible detail in the photos. Really shows off the amazing talent within the group. Great layouts easy to find your way around. Well done!

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